SONIC AND SEGA ALL-STARS RACE FOR VICTORY IN A HIGH SPEED HIGH SKILL RACETRACK SHOWDOWN! TAKE TO THE TRACK BY CAR, MONSTER TRUCK, BIKE AND EVEN AEROPLANE IN SONIC & SEGA ALL-STARS RACING. Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle...
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2010

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Includes 18 items: Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic 3D Blast™, Sonic Adventure 2, SONIC ADVENTURE 2: BATTLE, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed: Metal Sonic & Outrun DLC, Sonic CD, Sonic Generations - Casino Nights DLC, Sonic Generations Collection, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Spinball™, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 - Episode II


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Explore stunning new circuits including Sonic Seaside Hill, Curien Mansion and Blizzard Castle as you zip around medieval castle ramparts, hurtle under lush rain forest canopies and tear through bustling city scapes in a frantic race to the finish line. Jostle against a selection of 20 challengers including Super Monkey Ball’s Ai Ai, Amigo from Samba and the evil Dr. Eggman in your unique character vehicle. Stay ahead of the pack by dodging traps and launching outrageous character moves such as the invincible Super Sonic, Banana Blitz assault of monkey balls or Tails wild Tornado - set to throw any vehicle clean in the air! But if you’ve been battered, beaten and broken, it’s not over yet! Super-charge your vehicle with power-ups to get back in the race and be sure to stay alert for the secret short-cuts that will give you the edge to victory.
  • Party Racing Fun - Battle it out in single player, challenge your friends in 4 player split-screen for the ultimate track racing showdown!
  • All Your Favorite Racers - Choose from 20 different characters from the Sonic & SEGA universe including Sonic, Tails, Aiai and Amigo.
  • High Velocity Vehicles - Every character drives their own unique vehicle including sports cars, bikes, planes and even a giant banana to perform bespoke special man-oeuvres!
  • All-Star Moves - Need to get by a competitor? Can’t overtake a racer? Then take them out with a pick-up weapon (missiles, mines and other obstacles) or one of the 20 unique character moves that allows the recipient to know who just hit them!
  • Stunning Visuals - Race over medieval castle ramparts, under lush rain forest canopies and through bustling city scapes as you battle through 27 challenging tracks from the Sonic and SEGA Universe.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3000+ or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM (2GB on Vista)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 256 MB RAM (NVIDIA 7600 or better, ATI X1300 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or Athlon 64 X2 4200+ or better
    • Memory: 1.5GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 3800 series with 512 MB of VRAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB Hard Drive Space
    • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
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87 of 95 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Firstly, let me say if you are only interested in a SINGLE-PLAYER experience, then get this game and rather than TRANSFORMED. This game is arguably superior in at least one aspect: it has context-sensitive race announcer! If you are torn between THIS VERSION or TRANSFORMED, start with this one--it's a great game and you will not be disappointed. I have played Transformed on two other platforms so I can stand by this review. That being said, if you want multiplayer, get Transformed.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is a brilliant kart racer and nearly as good as any MARIO KART racer. It's the only Kart Racer that I keep coming back to (e.g., I have purchased this game on three different platforms). This game is bug-free (as of 11-1-2014) and runs beautifully on my gaming laptop.

+ Creative, fun, and colorful course designs (the underwater ancient ruins is a particular fav of mine)
+ Addictive and catchy music
+ Stellar character models and animation
+ Unique and varied voice acting
+ Infinite replayability and variety
+ Seamless controller support
+ Several difficulty settings to maintain challenge over-time
+ Local multiplayer

- No online multiplayer support

If you are a fan of Kart Racers, than this game is a must-buy!
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
While Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has a lot to offer, I felt that this instalment had a little more. It seemed like there were more tracks than in Transformed, which wasted tons of space by making mirror versions of the already existing ones. And because this earlier version had more tracks, you'd get different looks at more than one SEGA franchise, instead of Transformed having only one track for every series except Sonic The Hedgehog. I also preferred the active announcer in this title over the one in Transformed. This one actively says what's going on in the race, and does it with excitement and gusto, whereas the one in Transformed just uninterestingly states short phrases, item names, and achievements. Sure, the graphics and the racing itself may be better in Transformed, but I think its predecessor did a better job at the content and the experience as a whole.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2015
If there is one thing that I really like about this game is how easy it is to pick up and play the game without having a prior knowledge of how racing kart games work. You get lots of characters in game and different tracks and racers that you can earn when you do better in the game. I'm surprised that in this game, the House of the Dead Curien Mansion made it as a playable track. As you may know House of the Dead is a mature rated game :) The controls are great and the fun factor is in there. I believe they even came out with this game in the arcade as well. While we know a famous plumber won't make their PC gaming debut anytime soon it's a safe bet that this is the best racer on the PC hands down if your looking for a fun arcade style racer to play. You won't be dissapointed and the fun factor will be there. Be sure to get it on a sale if you can because websites that are authorized to sell Steam games discount it often.
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42 of 59 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
It's actually alright, but the sequel (transformed) is better in every way. Get that instead.
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
99.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
A lot better than some people would give it credit for, and a pleasant change from all the driving simulations out there at the moment. If you don't know already this game was the start of something bigger... in the form of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed. Currently both games are also included in the Sonic Hits Collection for €27,99.
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2015
This game can be seen as Sega's Mario Kart and it is to a certain extent. However, It does seem to have it's own style in the choice of characters and power-ups like the All-Star. If you like Mario Kart, take this game for a ride (pun intended) too.
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2014
A very under-rated Sonic game! It has some things that it lacks from Transformed, like Online MP and obviously transformations, but I think this game is still worth picking up! I just think things like the music is better here. You can buy multiple music tracks for one racing track which is great.

Worth picking up if it's like 5€ or something. It has pretty good singleplayer, but if you are mainly going to play multiplayer, then transformed is going to be better for you.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
Can't decide if you want this game, or Transformed? I'll make it easy. Buy them both. Wait till they're on sale and get them both. Why? Because both this and Transformed are excellent games.

Ok, so now that we got that outa the way, here's why I recommend this game. I actually started off playing Transformed first when I first got into PC gaming. I absolutely love Transformed which is why I was kinda scared to buy this installment. I had looked up video footage and it didn't appear to be worth my while. Well I had some extra Steam money and had nothing else to spend it on so I finally just bought this game. As many have complained about there is no online multiplayer. Boo hoo......I don't care. I buy games for their single player experiences. What I've always liked about Transformed is that it is a REAL racing game, unlike Mario Kart which feels like dodge ball on wheels. Sonic and Sega All Star Racing is no exception. Even though it is not as fast as Transformed, it is still a balls to the wall racing game. The A.I. DOES NOT rubberband on you like Mario Kart does and the weapons slow you down, but not so bad that your chances of winning are ruined by a few unlucky hits. If I had one complaint about the game, it would be the weapons. They're kinda boring (like Mario Kart) but that's to be expected because this was Sega's first crack at a kart racer. However to me the racing is important, and the drift and stunt boosting are still here though it's not as elaborate as Tranformed is. I love the tranforming dynamic in Transformed, but I don't miss it in this game. What I'm trying to say is that this is an excellent kart racer than stands on it's own and I still like it 10 times better than any recent release of Mario Kart. It still does everything right, and the best reason buying this game as well as Transformed is that all of the tracks are different from the second installment. I bought this game because I wanted more Sonic All Star Racing after I completed Transformed.

Lastly this game is not coded as well as Transformed is so don't be surprised if the game drops a few frames here and there. You won't see the drops in your frame rate counter, but you'll notice the slight stutters. They are not even close to game breaking, but just know that there's nothing wrong with your computer.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2013
In some respects it's even better than the sequel (Transformed).
1. No ♥♥♥♥♥♥ boats or planes
2. Less taxing on old computers
3. Cheap as dirt

If you like Transformed, I also recommend this for the added stages and characters.
It seems to run on the same engine with only minor differences in gameplay. Characters don't level and only have one cart each, and you have to watch for cues as to what drift level you're on. Other than that, it's -by and large- the same.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29, 2015
I have to say this game is pretty awesome for many reasons. It combines all the SEGA games together into one game where your favourite characters race against each other! A huge number of tracks from different worlds with cool environments. Also , This game has enough game modes to keep you playing for a long time! I'd recommend this game to people who have played games from the SEGA company back then to bring all your memories/favourite characters into one action racing game!
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 21
Nice game though hard to learn, but if you learned it, you are perfectly fine.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: October 8
Well,this is one of the worst PC ports I've ever played.The first thing I noticed was the menu.For some reason the screen had these 2 bars above and under the screen.At first I thought it was my PC's fault,so I started the Driving Training.After 5 Minutes my Sound was gone.So I restarted the Game and started a normal race.Same thing happened.
I'm glad I got this game in the Humble Bundle Sonic pack,i would've regret actually wasting money on this game.
But I recommend TRANSFORMED for the following reasons:
1.Better graphics
2The Sound stays.
5.Team Fotress characters
6.It actually works.
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1.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
While I prefer some of the track designs here to those in Transformed, baffling PC porting decisions make this not worth getting for most people. The big one is the lack of an online multiplayer mode, which today is pretty essential for a multiplayer focused game. The second is strange performance issues on certain stages that should really not have them. More powerful PCs should be able to get past that though. Regardless, in most ways this game has been replaced by Transformed. If you really want it, make sure you have a friend nearby for local multiplayer, as single player content is really lacking as well.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: September 18
It was fun while I was still able to play it... crashed on my first play through. I can't say that I would recommend this game when it constantly crashes on people.
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Trigger the Cat
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 11
Great game, horrible port. I can't even start a match up without the game crashing. Not to mention, it lacks online multiplayer and the DLC characters, which makes it feel a little lacking. I recommend you get this game on consoles, instead of this.
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27.8 hrs
Posted: September 5
This is the best kart-racing game I've ever played. I know that sounds like a big statement considering greats like Mario Kart 64 are around, but this really is top of the crop. Transformed is great as well, but this game has more charm and more content. The levels are absolutely fantastic in this game, and most of them feel drastically different from one-another. It also must be said that the in-game announcer REALLY brings a lot of personality to the game. The graphics are still pretty top-notch. It doesn't look brand new, but playing in 4K, it's still a beautiful game that beats the hell out of something like Mario Kart 8. The replay value is off the charts, and it takes quite a while to unlock all that this game has to offer. It's a shame that this game will probably never reach Mario-Kart levels of popularity, because it truly is superior in just about every aspect. Do yourself a favor and BUY THIS GAME, regardless of the cost. It's beyond worth it.

-Great, colorful graphics and stages
-Charming music with lots of great tracks
-Nice selection of characters
-Precise controls and challenging gameplay
-In-game announcer is fantastic

-Difficulty can feel slightly cheap if you aren't experienced
-Not much else!

This game is wonderful. Get it.
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1.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
A pretty unoutstanding racing game with gameplay that hasn't aged very well.
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Johnny Takigero
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
Other than collection sake there is no reason to buy this game. Well this port of the game anyway especially when compared to it's much superior in every way sequel. The big problem is of course the lack of features compared to it's console counterparts. The forgetting to include DLC characters is bad enough but the lack of any online modes (which even the Wii version had before Nintendo shut down the Wii Online servers) is extra insulting. Sure the game itself is fun enough to enjoy and if you grab some friends for splitscreen there's some good times to be had but compared to it's console counter-parts, you're better off with the sequel Sonic & All Stars Transformed
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kiken~ Daisuki
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
much better to full support controller
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12.4 hrs
Posted: August 13
It's better than Mario Kart
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